Medical Coding Associate (MCOD)
Delivering quality healthcare depends on capturing accurate and timely medical data; medical coding professionals fulfull this need as key players in the healthcare workplace. The OCC Medical Coding Associate certificate program will prepare students for the Certificate Coding Associate exam/certification (http://www.ahima.org/certification/cca.aspx).
Health information coding is the transformation of verbal descriptions of diseases, injuries, and procedures into numeric or alphanumeric designations. The coding of health-related data permits access to medical records by diagnoses and procedures for use in clinical care, research, and education. Medical coders assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure by using classification systems software. The classification system determines the amount for which healthcare providers will be reimbursed if the patient is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance programs using the system. Coders may use several coding systems, such as those required for ambulatory settings, physician offices, or long-term care.
Medical Coding Associate students must pass all courses in the program with at least a C and maintain a minimum term GPA of 2.0 to proceed through the program.
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Beginning Keyboarding OR Equivalent Skills
Business Computer Systems
Introduction to Medical Terminology
Medical Insurance & Coding I
Intro to Health Information
Electronic Med Records Mgmt
Medical Insurance and Coding II
Anatomy for Healthcare
Intro to Pathophys & Pharm
Reimbursement & Revenue Cycle
We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.
This is a General Education or Elective course to be selected and therefore has no schedule link.